Friday, February 25, 2011

Walker Will Be On "Meet The Press" This Sunday

Scott Walker, our new Wisconsin Governor and even fresher Oval Officer dreamer, will crash the media big show "Meet The Press" this Sunday.

Personal victory, for sure, but a definite political risk in the "be-careful-what-you-wish-for-category." Them's real journalists across the table, sir. They will let not you prattle on with stump speech remembrances of your Delavan childhood, Boy Scouts and meeting Ronald Reagan.

What I mean is, Jeff Wagner doesn't get a seat there.

Now everyone in America will get to see Walker do his patented dance around a question - - pretend to be listening while the talking-point retrieval disk is whirring, then tossing out a little word salad, and, if necessary, making stuff up.

There will be some serious briefings and mock panels run for him all day Saturday at the Mansion, guaranteed.

After all, there is a lot to counter: Google "Scott Walker Wisconsin False" and you get 318,000 links.

I hope the panelists have their Walker bio, prank call tape transcripts and PolitiFact clips handy.

There have been so many recent Walker falsehoods's so hard to choose a favorite...but this one from a few days ago is a keeper because it shows how boldly Walker will twist and deny:

Says under his budget-repair bill, "collective bargaining is fully intact."


nonquixote said...

I think it is safe to say no one of significance will be appearing on MSM to present anything even slightly substantive opposing the GOP agenda's continuation of total privatization of the state and the nation.

James Rowen said...

We'll see. Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC will be a panelist.

nonquixote said...

If Larry O'D isn't talked over and cut off by the host and other panelists, he might get a word in. I hope he gets equal time, and I hope you are correct.

Anonymous said...

When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) appears in public, he tries to come
across as a reasonable man—he says it’s all about the budget, not workers or
unions or political paybacks.

We all know that’s—well, let’s put it this way, there’s a lot of it across
Wisconsin’s farms.

He’s certainly not above trying to intimidate the public service workers who
in public he says he respects and in private derides.

Walker has a long record of attacking public employees’ rights to bargain
for good jobs—and having his hand slapped by the legal system, too. Bob
Allen, AFSCME Council 24 communications director, sends us this snapshot of
Walker’s record.

In October 2010, the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC) found
that Milwaukee County, under then-County Executive Walker, failed to bargain
in good faith...
Article taken from AFL-CIO NOW BLOG -
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